Auction 358 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

MARITIME HISTORY - TRAVELLING -- BOUGARD, R. Le petit flambeau de la mer, ou le véritable guide des pilotes côtiers; où il est clairement enseigné la manière de naviguer le long de toutes les côtes de France, d'Angleterre, d'Irland, d'Espagne, de Portugal, d'Italie, de Sicile, de Malte, de Corse & de Sardaigne (…). Dernière éd., revû, corrigé & augm. Le Havre, Faure, 1770. (6), 411, (7) pp. W. num. (full-p.) woodcuts. Cont. limp vellum. (Bind. almost loose, vellum soiled, some quires loosening, margins a bit frayed at beginning and end, (faintly) waterstained (espec. at the end)).

"Besides the minute description of the coasts of the countries and islands indicated by the title, this work contains a 'Description of the principal harbours and bays, where ships touch at, both going to and coming from the East Indies, with a table of variations met within that voyage' ." (Phillips). The woodcuts show schematical coastal sections, ports and islands, among them Alicante, Bombay, La Valletta, Lisboa, Madeira, Mallorca, Malta, Marseille, Mozambique and Tenerife. - Cf. NHSM I, 69; Phillips 2841 & 2852.

€ 600

result € 480

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